Project deadline days are legendary at the Centre for Journalism.

Tears, tantrums, tales of woe - and the wild staring eyes of students who haven't been to sleep for more than 24 hours - are reliable indicators that the submission of this all important piece of work is imminent.

And each year, the academic staff grab whispered conversations in the corridor to compare notes about some of the amazing work that is nearing completion.

So yesterday, as the clock ticked down towards 5pm, we decided to capture at least some of the mania with a time-lapse camera in the Year 3 newsroom.

Mission accomplished: project hand-in day